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Playmobil Volkswagen T1 Camping bus 70176 reviewed

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The T1 Camper Van is a great play set for any child who likes to play and get out and about.

Of course it is also the perfect gift for the Volkswagen fan. Beautiful to see, to play with or to display.

Playmobil Volkswagen camper van reviewed

In this article I take a closer look at it.

Best Volkswagen Playset
PLAYMOBIL Volkswagen T1 Camping bus 70176
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8.8
Toy score
To drive
3.6
Replayable
4.9
Sustainability
4.7
Best for
  • Great detail on the outside and inside
  • Heaps of accessories
Less good
  • Lots of small parts
  • Doesn't drive very well

Let's take a look at the specs first:

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Specifications

  • Age: Recommended for children over 5 years
  • Theme: camping
  • Removable roof
  • French doors
  • Luggage carrier with elastic
  • Contains: Volkswagen T1 bus, 2 figures, suitcase, map, camera, food, thermos, cups and more accessories
  • Dimensions: 4,3 x 9,8 x 5,1 inches (11 x 25 x 13 cm)

What is the Playmobil Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus?

It is the iconic red and white colored bus from Volkswagen that everyone wants and has become popular in the outdoor and surf scene.

It has a mini kitchen, chairs that can fold up to make a sleeping area for the 2 included dolls.

The roof can be removed to play with the inside and the 2 side doors open to reveal shelves for eating and a fold-down sink with mirror.

What makes the Playmobil Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus fun?

There is a lot to play with this set, but above all it looks beautiful. This is the dream car of many people.

For example, we got it from my son's uncle (my wife's brother) who is totally into the surf scene. A super nice idea to make something playable out of it and give it to his nephew.

We had just started our 9-month long journey ourselves when he was still 3 years old before he would go to school, so the theme that the dolls went on a journey was extra appealing.

So it's fun for Volkswagen fans, outdoor fans, surf fans, and kids who are still completely full from vacation because they just went or are about to go.

There are a lot of accessories that make it fun to play with. For example, the dolls often went on a picnic at a beautiful exotic location (the coffee table).

They could first prepare some food in the kitchen and take everything out of the cupboards. After that it was all possible for a nice view.

Or they had to study the map carefully so as not to get lost on their next adventure (the couch). But once at the volcano they were able to take beautiful pictures with the camera.

Playmobil Volkswagen camping bus map reading

In any case, a lot of detail. A nice detail is also the hood (in the back) that can be opened with a well-detailed engine.

It also had to be repaired often.

Best Volkswagen Playset

PLAYMOBILVolkswagen T1 Camping bus 70176

There is a lot to play with this set, but above all it looks beautiful. This is the dream car of many people.

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Disadvantages of the Playmobil Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus

The downside is that it's quite big for one toys car. It is difficult to combine with toys other than Playmobil, so it never really participates in car games.

It also doesn't roll very well, so it's not a car to race with.

Furthermore, there are a lot of very small parts that are easily lost. I think we have also lost something between the couch or in another toy box, and that is a shame.

The small parts are also not suitable for children under 3 years old, or you have to keep them behind while they play with the van.

It says from 5 years old, but 4 years is also fine and my son already had it at 3 years old, but then I would never let him play with it alone.

It is very sturdy, just like all Playmobil toys actually. Lasts a very long time and even after a lot of fantasy play.

Conclusion

The Playmobil Volkswagen Camping Bus is a great addition to a Playmobil collection and perfect for the little traveller.

Also read: these are the best Volkswagen toy cars we've found

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.